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Temecula City Council unanimously approves plan for new mosque
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At the end of what city officials referred to as the longest meeting in city history, the City Council early Wednesday morning voted 4-0 to deny an appeal of the Planning Commission’s Dec. 1 approval of the Temecula mosque plans.




Sweden Democrats leader says terrorism is ‘a form of Islamic tactic’ and calls for fight against ‘Islamism as a political ideology’
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Sweden’s far-right leader on Wednesday called for a fight against Islamic extremism at a parliamentary debate in connection with the December suicide attack in Stockholm.




NYPD cops’ training included an anti-Muslim horror flick
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HBO,This month, when a group of New York City police officers showed up for their required counter-terrorism training, they got to watch a movie. And not just some diddly 20-minute educational film, either.




Geller launches new movie
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A new movie titled “The Ground Zero Mosque: The Second Wave of the 911 Attacks” is set to premier at the 2011 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), and it hopes to put the planned Park51 Islamic cultural center back in the spotlight.




German Catholic leader warns against anti-Muslim incitement
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The leader of Germany’s 26 million Catholics spoke out Tuesday in defence of Muslims and warned Christians to stay on their guard against hatemongers. Archbishop Robert Zollitsch, the head of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference, told the German Press Agency dpa that his church wants more dialogue with Muslims.




Bishop of St Albans urges Christians to ‘stand firm’ against EDL
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The Bishop of St Albans spoke of the need to “stand firm” against racism in society. The Rt Rev Dr Alan Smith used his Christmas sermon in St Albans Cathedral to warn against “destructive powers which try to divide communities, races and religions”.




Arson attack on Portland Islamic centre after failed bombing attempt
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Someone set fire to an Islamic center on Sunday, two days after a man who worshipped there was accused of trying to blow up a van full of explosives during Portland’s Christmas tree lighting ceremony.




Spectator and Mad Mel apologise to Mohammad Sawalha and pay damages
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The Spectator and Melanie Phillips have apologized to Mohammad Sawalha and paid him substantial compensation for damages and all legal costs over an article falsely alleging that he made an anti-Semitic remark.




Connecticut Muslims told to remove headscarves at roller rink
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She says inside, a woman who identified herself as a manager, told them they would have to either remove their hijabs or wear helmets. She was told the rink has a policy prohibiting headwear.




Arizona: Islamophobes mistake church for mosque
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In an era saturated with absurd moments of anti-Muslim fear- mongering, mosques have become a touchstone for Islamophobia. Even unbuilt mosques have set off a wave of anti-Muslim sentiment in Tennessee, Texas, California, and most notably, New York.